ADULTS OF WORKING AGE PER HOUSEHOLD
1. We have used the population of England
which describes itself as other than white British as a proxy
for the immigrant population. In fact 58% of this population was
so it gives a reasonable guide to the household characteristics
of the immigrant population.
2. We have calculated the number of households
per adults of working age (16-65). Children do not make any difference
to the number of households as they cannot form separate households.
People of pension age, in contrast, do have a major impact on
the numbers of households. The ageing of England's population
will create the need for many additional households because of
the number of pensioners who form single member households. However,
the growth in pensioner households is separately factored into
the household projection calculations.
3. Leaving out these two groups of people
we are left with the following data:
|16-64 Population (millions)
|Adults per household
4. The difference in occupancy rates (excluding all pensioner
households) is therefore less than 7% greater for ethnic groups
compared to White British.
5. The age group of net immigrants is predominantly from
15 to 44 and, over the years 1994-2003 inclusive, 92% have been
in the age group 15 to 60-65. Applying the occupancy rate of 2.11
adults of working age to the projected net inflow of 145,000 would
therefore also point to a household formation rate of 63,000 pasimilar
to the estimate of 66,000 in paragraph 4 above.
Census 2001 table S102. Back
Census 2001 table S101-England. Back
Census 2001 table S106 (Households by ethnic group of household
reference person)-England-excluding single and all pensioner households. Back